Brazilian Butt Lift
Most women covet having large and shapely butts. Even though the shapes and sizes of butts can be altered through exercise, many women believe that they can never get the look they desire just through exercise. So do such women have an alternative to butt exercises? The answer is yes. If you’d like a large and shapely butt, but can’t get it on your own, a Brazilian butt lift may be an option worth considering.
The Brazilian butt lift is a surgical procedure designed to help women who want to augment their backsides. The procedure involves removing fats from other areas of the body where there is an excess and then re-implanting it into the buttocks. Donor fats are usually present in areas such as the back, abdomen, flanks, and hips. The procedure can lift, tighten and improve the appearance of a patient’s rear end.
Brazilian butt lift: Candidates
The perfect candidate for a Brazilian butt augmentation is a healthy adult with an adequate amount of fat in different areas of the body.
Here are other additional requirements:
- The patient should have realistic expectations
- Your buttock should be asymmetrical
- You are not satisfied with the overall shape of your buttock
The surgery is considered an outpatient procedure and anesthesia is usually used. Generally, the procedure takes 2-3 hours or 4+ hours depending on the quantity of fat being removed, the size of the area being treated and the technique used. Fat is extracted from areas of the body where it is in excess through a process known as liposuctioning. Usually, several tiny incisions are made (in concealed locations within the skin creases) in order to access the fat beneath the skin.
The fat removed through liposuction is then processed and purified in the operating room. After the fat has been processed, the next step involves several injections of the fat back into the patient’s buttocks. At this stage, the doctor sculpts the fat, making the buttocks larger and rounder.
After the procedure, you will experience some pain for a few hours after the anesthesia wears off. Painkillers usually quell the discomfort. The surgeon will give you special instructions on how to care for your buttock as well as the areas that were liposuctioned. You will be given medication to reduce the risk of infection and to aid healing.
Usually, patients are advised to avoid prolonged sitting for at least a week (some surgeons prefer longer) after the procedure. The surgeon will instruct you to wear a support garment for about two weeks following the procedure. The support garment, to be worn “around the clock” helps to reduce swelling by applying even compression to the areas that were liposuctioned.
Additionally, tiny temporary drains may be placed in the existing incisions to act as an exit to any excess blood /fluid. Patients are usually advised to seek lymphatic massage and resume exercises after 6-8 weeks.
Ensure that you understand everything about the recovery process to avoid complications and to speed your recovery process. Here are some helpful questions to ask your surgeon:
- Will I be given any medication after surgery?
- Will I have bandages/dressings after surgery?
- Do I have to wear the compression garment? If yes, for how long?
- Will the stitches be removed? If yes, when?
- How long before I can return to my normal routine?
- When do I return for my follow-up care?
Brazilian butt augmentation possible complications
Even though the Brazilian butt lift is generally considered safe, complications can occasionally arise. Most of these complications are associated with the liposuction part of the procedure. However, these risks are usually manageable. You can minimize the risk of complications by consulting a certified plastic surgeon with the necessary experience and training. The complications that may arise include:
- Excessive loss of blood
- Swelling and bruising
- Pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis
- Revisional surgery or additional procedures
- Fluid shifts and lidocaine toxicity
- Anesthesia risks
- Tissue necrosis
The results of a Brazilian butt lift
The results of the procedure are instantly visible. However, these are not the final results. Right after the surgery, a patient’s butt will be huge. Do not be too excited about it; this is usually due to swelling and the freshly injected fat. Post surgery swelling will subside in 2-4 weeks, and your butt size will notably reduce. As you continue recovering from the surgery, some of the grafted fat will be reabsorbed by your body. Whatever is left after your full recovery is the real final result. These results can last for many years as long you lead a healthy lifestyle.
How do I prepare for this procedure?
During the initial pre-operative visit with your surgeon, you may be asked to:
- Take a blood test
- Stop smoking
- Avoid certain drugs
Patients are expected to complete a medical history including their medications, allergies or previous surgery(s).
The benefits of a Brazilian butt lift
Brazilian butt lifts are very popular in the cosmetic surgery industry. The procedure has several advantages including:
The procedure uses the patient’s excess fat to reshape the buttocks, resulting in a more fantastic and unique result. The results mean a larger, rounder and more attractive rear behind for the patient. The procedure can help you achieve the exact look you have always wanted.
Brazilian butt augmentation is usually considered a less invasive plastic surgery procedure. It is considered a surgical procedure since liposuction is required to extract fat from the patient’s body. Liposuction is less invasive, and only small incisions are made to access the fat.
Two procedures for the price of one
A Brazilian butt lift not only gives you the rear end you have been craving but also helps you to slim down the areas where there was an excess of fat. For most patients, this is a great benefit that they can’t just ignore.
Here are other additional benefits of Brazilian butt lifts:
- Increased self-esteem/confidence
- Incredibly natural looking results
- Considered the safest form of buttock enhancement
Q: Will I have scars following the surgery?
A: The procedure produces small scars which are usually concealed by clothing. These scars also fade away over time.
Q: Can I use someone else’s fat cells for the procedure?
A: No, your body may treat someone else’s fat cells as a foreign substance, causing bad reactions.
Q: How long do the results last?
A: Your results can last years or even decades as long as you lead a healthy lifestyle.